Online Giving at RUMC

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       Easter Season Schedule
Our worship committee has been planning a most event-filled April. The big news is that we will be starting an informal early service beginning on the first Sunday in April—on April 7, 2019. The service will be held in our Fellowship Hall beginning at 8 AM, and it is designed to meet the worship needs of families and others with busy weekend schedules.

April 7th is also the Sunday for our annual Easter Cantata. Come and hear our cancel choir perform at our 10:30 AM service in the sanctuary.

Sunday, April 14th is Palm Sunday. We will kick off Holy Week by celebrating Communion and listening to our children’s choir.

We will hold a Good Friday Evening Worship Service on Friday, April 19th beginning at 7 PM. The theme of the service will be the Seven Last Words of Jesus.

The Trustees will be holding a work day on Saturday, April 20th, as we get our parsonage grounds ready for Easter Sonrise services.

Our Easter Sonrise Service (down by the river) on Sunday, April 21st will begin at 8 AM. This service is usually well attended, and worshippers are urged to bring their camp chairs with them. Although a limited number of folding and plastic chairs will be provided, we have found that folding camp chairs are more appropriate for this outdoor service. We have invited our friends and neighbors and members of the Tampa Bay Area Emmaus Community to attend our Sonrise Service.

Following the Sonrise Service, there will be an Easter brunch served in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, and there will also be an Easter egg hunt for children in 5th grade and below. We will also have a Traditional Easter Service in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM.

Tuesday Free Lunch Program
RESTORE is now looking for additional volunteers to help serve hot lunches to our clients on Tuesday mornings. The free lunches have been suspended for a week as many of our current volunteers are away for Spring Break. However, the Tuesday Free Lunch program will recommence next Tuesday, March 26th. If you would be interested in helping feed our neighbors, contact Connie Mosley, Dawn Parks, or Jan Crichton.

Come to the Spring Festival
Please join us from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM for a day of fun with food, games, and a RESTORE yard sale! Vendor tables are available to rent for $10.00 (nonrefundable), and vendor registration must be made by Saturday, April 6th. Look to this space for additional future information.

Life Line Screening
We are pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979.

Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, 
Hispanic Congregationn

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
March 17, 2019 from this link.
Bible Verse for the Week
Paul Preaches the Resurrection

I passed on to you as most important what I also received: Christ died for our sins in line with the scriptures, he was buried, and he rose on the third day in line with the scriptures.  He appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve, and then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at once—most of them are still alive to this day, though some have died. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me, as if I were born at the wrong time. I’m the least important of the apostles. I don’t deserve to be called an apostle, because I harassed God’s church.

1 Corinthians 15:3-9 (CEB)
(The earliest account of the resurrection in the 
New Testament)

  Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 24
Lay Speaker Sunday.  Featuring a talk by Kim Floyd, Sanctuary, 10:30 AM

Sunday, March 31
Noisy Offering Service.  Proceeds to the UMC, Children’s Home, 10:30 AM
Jean Borgen Memorial Service.  Sanctuary, 11:45 AM

Friday, April 5—
Saturday, April 6

Sunday, April 7
New 8 AM Worship Service.  Crichton Fellowship Hall, 8 AM.
Easter Cantata.  Sanctuary, 10:30 AM

Tuesday, April 9
Life Line Screening.  Fellowship Hall. Call 1-888-653-6441 for an appointment.

Saturday, April 13
RESTORE Yard Sale / Family Fun Day.  Church grounds, 8 AM until Noon.

Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday.  Children’s Choir, Sanctuary, 10:30 AM.

Friday, April 19
Good Friday Service.  Sanctuary, 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 20
Hispanic Leadership Conference.
  Crichton Hall, 9 AM until Noon.
Parsonage Grounds Cleanup Day.  Parsonage Grounds, starting at 8 AM

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sonrise Down at the River.  Parsonage Grounds, 8 AM
Easter Brunch.  Crichton Fellowship Hall, 9:15 AM
Easter Egg Hunt. Church Grounds 9:30 AM
Traditional Easter Service. 
 Sanctuary, 10:30 AM
Download the March, 2019 BELL Newsletter from this link.